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Ghost Town (2008)

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Bertram Pincus is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Badalucco Jr. ...
Accident Bystander (as Joe Badalucco)
Tyree Michael Simpson ...
Sneezy Cop (as Tyre Simpson)
Sneezy Lady
Upper East Side Lady
Bridget Moloney ...
Raymond J. Lee ...
Greenpeace Guy (as Raymond Lee)
Joey Mazzarino ...
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Brad Oscar ...
Day Doorman
Kathleen Landis ...


Bertram Pincus is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts. Even worse, they all want something from him, particularly Frank Herlihy who pesters him into breaking up the impending marriage of his widow Gwen. That puts Pincus squarely in the middle of a triangle with spirited result. Written by Studio Approved Synopsis

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


He sees dead people... and they annoy him. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some strong language, sexual humor and drug references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 September 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La ville fantôme  »

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Box Office


$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,012,315 (USA) (19 September 2008)


$13,214,030 (USA) (7 November 2008)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The New York Times crossword puzzle seen within the first 10 minutes when Dr. Pincus (Ricky Gervais) first comes home is the puzzle from Monday, October 1, 2007 (Created by Will Shortz). See more »


When Dr. Pincus finishes pouring the laxative into the glass, it is over 3/4 full. When he first raises the glass to drink from it, it is just over 1/2 full. See more »


Gwen: You don't like crowds?
Bertram Pincus: It's not so much the crowd, as the individuals within the crowd.
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Crazy Credits

Directly after the end titles fade to black, there is a brief outburst of near-hysterical laughter. See more »


Referenced in Community: Epidemiology (2010) See more »


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Written & Performed by Brendan Benson
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User Reviews

Good cheesy fun
10 November 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

An English dentist (Ricky Gervais) living in Manhattan starts to see and hear ghosts, who won't leave him alone until he agrees to sort out a few things for them. To make things worse he is a loner / recluse who is sarcastic, offensive and completely devoid of any social skills.

Similar to Jack Nicholson's character from As Good As It Gets, however being a professional comedian gives Ricky an edge when delivering all those funny lines in the movie.

Funny, witty and touching in places and generally enjoyable. It's not going to be the best comedy of the year by a long shot but great if you're in the mood for something light-hearted and cheesy.

Worthy watching if not just for the scenes between Ricky and the dog.

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